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Daily Devotions

The Word of God

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

I have seen some rather prominent Christian leaders who have suffered total moral collapse. In each case the first sign of impending disaster, the first outward mark of inward deterioration, was a shift in their view of the authority of the Word of God. There is a very definite link between moral decline and the authority of Scripture.

  1:  How To Break Temptation's Power Matthew 4:1-11
  2:  The Bible says… Proverbs 2:1-15
  3:  Under Authority Luke 24:13-51
  4:  Self-Authenticating Authority Hebrews 4
  5:  Of First Importance 1 Corinthians 15:3-7
  6:  A Most Powerful Weapon Ephesians 6:10-17
  7:  Stewards of the Mysteries of God 1 Corinthians 4:1-5
  8:  The Main Thing 1 Timothy 1:3-7
  9:  Continue in What You Have Learned 2 Timothy 3:10-17
10: The God-Centered Life Psalm 1
11: Learning to Rest Hebrews 4:1-16
12: Preach the Word 2 Timothy 4:1-4
13: Turning Aside to Myths 2 Timothy 4:1-4
14: Your Word is Truth John 17:13-19
15: Hidden Faults Psalm 19
16: The Primacy of Preaching 1 Corinthians 2:1-5
17: Thinking Christianly 2 Timothy 3:10-17
18: God's Final Word Hebrews 1
19: The Plain Truth 2 Corinthians 4:1-6
20: Singing the Truth Colossians 3:15-17
21: Repent and Believe Acts 20:17-38
22: The Weapons of our Warfare 2 Corinthians 10:1-5
23: The Path to Freedom John 8:31-58
24: Beautiful Feet Romans 10
25: Not Ashamed Romans 1:1-17
26: The Cure 2 Timothy 3:1-17
27: The Eternal Word John 1:1-18
28: The Law of the Lord Psalm 19
29: Feed the Flock Acts 20:17-38
30: Do Not Tamper! 2 Corinthians 4:1-6
31: Sanctified By the Truth John 17:13-19

A devotion introduction for October

The Word of God has been under attack for many centuries. Like an ancient castle, it has withstood many assaults. Up to and through the 17th century these attacks were primarily outward. That is, they were an assault from without by men who tried to destroy the Scriptures by rather direct methods. History is full of accounts of book burnings, papal interdicts, and even the murder of translators of the Word of God. But these outward attacks against the Bible utterly failed.

In the 18th century a new approach was made by the enemies of Scripture. Instead of sending soldiers to attack the castle, the enemies of the Bible sent workmen — carpenters, bricklayers and masons — who came offering to remodel the whole structure. They said, in effect, This is a good, strong building. It simply needs a bit of renovation here and there. They began to rearrange the structure of the castle of God's Word. They drained the moat, tore down the wall, removed the doors, and when they were through, everything was quite different from before. There was no longer any castle there and no longer any defense for those who would seek a refuge. As to any permanent or lasting effect on the church as a whole, this attack from those who stand in pulpits and those who sit in theological chairs in seminaries will, and has, utterly failed.

For Jesus said, I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it, {Matthew 16:18b KJV}. No force will really overthrow the Word of God; we never need to fear that.